Mrs. Caliban

Jane’s Pick: Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls First published in 1982, Mrs. Caliban has been republished this year. Even though it is a reissue – it feels very relevant today. How to describe this small gem of a book? A surreal Mrs. Dalloway? Shakespeare’s Tempest turned on its head?  A satire of a modern romance…

A Simple Favor

Cori’s Pick: A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell A few weeks ago I saw a movie preview for A Simple Favor, (which is set for release in September and stars Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick) that looked really interesting, see the trailer here – and I’m dying over the music!  I immediately checked for the…

Close to Home

Sara’s Pick: Close to Home by Cara Hunter A little girl goes missing from a costume party hosted by her parents, celebrating the end of the school year. No one seems to know quite when Daisy was last seen, and as more and more secrets are revealed, it becomes clear thing weren’t as wonderful at…

Too Close to Breathe

Sara’s Pick: Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan An apparent suicide by Eleanor Costello that turns out not to be a suicide. Another woman’s death that turns out to be connected to the first through Eleanor’s husband form the framework for this police procedural set in Dublin. On her first assignment back after suffering…

If I Die Tonight

Sara’s Pick: If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin A young, good-looking football hero trying to stop a carjacking is run down by a thief stealing the vintage Jaguar of an aging rock star. While everyone in town “knows” that Wade Reed, the outsider at school did it, Pearl Maze, the officer working the case…

Blindness

Kathryn’s Pick: Blindness by José Saramago “If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?” – José Saramago, Blindness   On a day just like any other an unexplained plague of “white blindness” sweeps across the country and leaves a scrambling government struggling to contain the outbreak. A large portion of the population…

You Me Everything

Cori’s Pick: You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac You Me Everything is Catherine Isaac’s American debut.  If you’re headed out to the pool, beach, or lake – this is a great summer book to take along! Set in the French countryside, Jess sets off on an idyllic summer vacation with her son, William and a…

The Sun Does Shine

Cori’s Pick: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton In 1985, at the age of 29, Anthony Ray Hinton is arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama and sentenced to death by electrocution. At first glance of this statement, you may think that the punishment fits the crime.  That he…

The Legacy

Sara’s Pick:The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir This is the first book in a new series featuring a psychologist from the Iceland’s Agency for Child Protection and a young, overwhelmed police detective. In 1987 an unspecified crime results in the death of the mother and grandfather of three small children. Fast forward to 2015. A young…

The Forgetting

Kathryn’s Pick: The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron “The past is never really gone. It only lies in wait for you, remembered or forgotten.” After browsing for an E-book on our Overdrive site, I stumbled upon The Forgetting. I am so happy that I did. This novel follows our young heroine, Nadia, who lives in the…

Strangers

Sara’s Pick: Strangers by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel Joanna was home alone when a stranger lets himself into her home and claims to be her fiancé. Erik comes home from a long day at the office to his fiancée who claims she has no idea who he is and there is no evidence of…

The Giver

Dallas’ Pick: The Giver by Lois Lowry Lois Lowery did a wonderful job on this classic novel. I have recently read a newer young adult book Matched by Ally Condie that was so similar to this classic novel I was shocked. You can clearly see where Condie got her inspiration from and I can’t say…